December 20, 2011
Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc, (right) professor and chair of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, will be awarded the distinction of fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in February 2012 for her scientific research in reproductive medicine, statistics and stem cells. She is joined in this honor by two others from UCSF. They will be recognized on Saturday, Feb. 18, during the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C. The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling.
Dr. Giudice is a leader in research on the environmental impacts on reproductive health and founder of the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE). She is a biochemist, gynecologist, and reproductive endocrinologist who specializes in endometriosis, implantation and ovulatory disorders, infertility, and assisted reproduction. In her research, she focuses on endometrial biology and placental-uterine interactions relevant to implantation and pregnancy disorders, environmental impacts on reproductive health, and human embryonic and endometrial stem/progenitor cells.
The AAAS fellowship recognizes her distinguished contributions to the field of reproductive medicine and reproductive science, including endometrial biology, environmental impacts on reproductive health, infertility, and human embryonic and endometrial biology.
In October 2005, Dr. Giudice joined UCSF as the Robert B. Jaffe, M.D., Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. She has served on numerous NIH study sections, is former Chair of the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee to the FDA, and chaired the NIH Reproductive Medicine Network and Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research Steering Committees. She served on the board of directors of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Women's Health Research and was President of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI). Dr. Giudice was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2002 and currently is a member of the IOM Health Sciences Policy Board.
Dr. Giudice is the recipient of numerous awards for her work including the 2008 SGI President's Distinguished Scientist Award, the 2008 Women in Science Award from the American Medical Women's Association, and the ASRM 2008 Distinguished Researcher Award. She was honored as one of the NIH Great Teachers and the NIH Perinatology Branch Wall of Honor. She is also the recipient of the American Infertility Association "Illumination Award" for her work on the environment and reproductive health. In Winter 2011, Dr. Giudice was elected Co-Chair of the NICHD Director's Reproduction Vision Workshop and was recently elected to be President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in 2013 where she currently sits on the Executive Committee, and will be president for the World's Endometriosis Society in 2014.